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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #700 on: August 01, 2018, 08:12:38 PM »
Picnic would be awesome!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #701 on: August 05, 2018, 05:29:25 PM »
I meant to reply sooner, but I am definitely in favor of this.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #702 on: August 06, 2018, 12:15:26 AM »
August picnic sounds great.

A picnic sometime ago in Central Park near the Diary (mid-park near 65th Street) worked out well, so that's worth considering unless somewhere else is preferred.
( https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/dairy-visitor-center-gift-shop/ )

I may do a hike near Cold Spring on Sat., 8/25 but most other August weekend days currently work for me. [Hike details to follow separately for anyone interested in joining]

Anyone want to propose date, time and place for the August picnic?
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #703 on: August 06, 2018, 12:26:48 AM »
Details for the hike near Cold Spring on Sat., 8/25:

Excerpt from the hike organizer:
Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park near Cold Spring, NY.

The hike is classified as moderate with an elevation gain of about 870 feet. We will be crossing creek beds, so wear shoes you don't mind getting wet.

Meeting point will be the Metro North railway station in Cold Spring, NY.
        From Grand Central, train departs at 7:45am and arrives at 9:07, no transfers necessary ($29)
        From Harlem 125th St, train departs at 7:56am and arrives at 9:07, no transfers necessary ($29)
    Organizer will have cars at the train station to drive 10 minutes to the trail head.
    The hike will take approximately 3.5-4 hours and we will have several options afterwards:
        Drive (~10 mins) to a lakeside beach
        Drive back into Cold Spring for lunch before departing
    The trains out of Cold Spring are hourly (2:16, 3:14, 4:06, 4:18, etc), so if anyone needs to leave immediately after the hike, no problem and if anyone wants to stay and enjoy the coastal town of Cold Spring, no problem!


What to bring:
    Small daypack (backpack)
    2 liters of water
    Snacks/lunch: foods that offer a mixture of protein and carbohydrates, such as trail mixes, fruit with individual packets of nut butters, fruit with individual servings of cheese, granola bars that also have nuts/seeds, pre-made sandwiches, bagels and nut butter, etc.
    For women, bring a plastic baggie, tissues and travel-size antibacterial lotion in case you need to use the "facilities" while on the trail. We need to take everything back off of the trail with us; no littering!
    Sunscreen
    Insect repellent (ticks are bountiful this year)
    Sunglasses or a hat with a brim
    Your phones or cameras for pictures!
    An extra shirt or lightweight sweater to avoid the chill of an air-conditioned train after sweating
    We will keep an eye on the weather as it gets closer, but you should always carry a lightweight rain shell/poncho just in case

What to wear:
    Sneakers or lightweight hiking boots/shoes
    Again, we will be crossing stream beds, so wear shoes that can get wet if it's unavoidable
    Socks with some cushion to the soles if you haven't been hiking lately; lightweight wool is an excellent wicking material for socks
    Shorts or lightweight pants and a t-shirt or tank, preferably not cotton so you can wick away sweat as you get warmer

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #704 on: August 13, 2018, 10:02:39 AM »
Hey, if anyone is going to be at Coney Island on Sept 1, please watch for a little dude and his Dad in bright Blue "RideJamesRide" T-shirts. we'll be biking in from Toronto, and it would be nice to see some friends! If you are a cyclist and want to ride in with us from the USS Intrepid, let me know and I'll share our route.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #705 on: August 13, 2018, 12:33:10 PM »
@Prospector so fun! Will be there in spirit!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #706 on: August 14, 2018, 04:53:58 AM »
Did you find enough NY places to crash? My home is still yours if not.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #707 on: August 14, 2018, 05:35:18 AM »
Did you find enough NY places to crash? My home is still yours if not.

I think we have space for J1 and I for sure. Momma and J2 are coming to see us across the finish line, and I'm not sure about them. We may take you up on the offer for them - how much notice do you need (can it be a gameday call on the 1st?)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #708 on: August 14, 2018, 05:55:39 AM »
Did you find enough NY places to crash? My home is still yours if not.

I think we have space for J1 and I for sure. Momma and J2 are coming to see us across the finish line, and I'm not sure about them. We may take you up on the offer for them - how much notice do you need (can it be a gameday call on the 1st?)

Also have (modest) room (ask @monstermonster) but it's in Harlem which sounds less than ideal for your plans.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #709 on: August 14, 2018, 03:06:39 PM »
Anyone have interest in meeting up this weekend? I'm going to try to attend a Slate Star Codex meetup at 3pm on Saturday 8/18, but would be interested in meeting up earlier in the day (say 11am?) at Central Park or something similar.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #710 on: August 15, 2018, 04:28:28 AM »
Did you find enough NY places to crash? My home is still yours if not.

I think we have space for J1 and I for sure. Momma and J2 are coming to see us across the finish line, and I'm not sure about them. We may take you up on the offer for them - how much notice do you need (can it be a gameday call on the 1st?)
Absolutely. Just give me a shout.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #711 on: August 15, 2018, 04:29:01 AM »
Anyone have interest in meeting up this weekend? I'm going to try to attend a Slate Star Codex meetup at 3pm on Saturday 8/18, but would be interested in meeting up earlier in the day (say 11am?) at Central Park or something similar.
I'm in if we get a group together.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #712 on: August 15, 2018, 04:52:23 AM »
Did you find enough NY places to crash? My home is still yours if not.

I think we have space for J1 and I for sure. Momma and J2 are coming to see us across the finish line, and I'm not sure about them. We may take you up on the offer for them - how much notice do you need (can it be a gameday call on the 1st?)
Absolutely. Just give me a shout.

Great thanks! Can you PM me a ph# or other contact info?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #713 on: August 16, 2018, 10:54:51 AM »
Anyone have interest in meeting up this weekend? I'm going to try to attend a Slate Star Codex meetup at 3pm on Saturday 8/18, but would be interested in meeting up earlier in the day (say 11am?) at Central Park or something similar.
I'm in if we get a group together.
Anyone else interested?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #714 on: August 16, 2018, 09:06:38 PM »
Anyone have interest in meeting up this weekend? I'm going to try to attend a Slate Star Codex meetup at 3pm on Saturday 8/18, but would be interested in meeting up earlier in the day (say 11am?) at Central Park or something similar.
I'm in if we get a group together.
Anyone else interested?

I'm also planning on going to the SSC meetup and am also down for hanging out beforehand.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #715 on: August 17, 2018, 06:27:32 AM »
I'm up for meeting tomorrow in CP.  We use to meet by the Dairy Visitor Center.  Does that work?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #716 on: August 17, 2018, 07:50:38 AM »
I'm up for meeting tomorrow in CP.  We use to meet by the Dairy Visitor Center.  Does that work?
That works for me! We're up to 4 attending now.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #717 on: August 17, 2018, 08:31:39 AM »
Great! will see you all there @11AM tomorrow.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #718 on: August 17, 2018, 12:06:26 PM »
Great! will see you all there @11AM tomorrow.
Sounds good. :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #719 on: August 18, 2018, 08:55:46 AM »
On the way over, will be there around 11:25. I'm wearing a bright blue shirt, have a gray backpack and bronze towel.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #720 on: August 18, 2018, 09:07:47 AM »
Just arrived. I forgot my mustache! Blue shirt and gray shorts on the rock in front of the building